O God… I am not worthy of all the faithfulness and unfailing love you have shown to me, your servant.
Don’t say to yourselves, “The LORD has given us this land because we are so righteous!” No…it is not at all because you are such righteous, upright people that you are about to occupy their land…I will say it again: The LORD your God is not giving you this good land because you are righteous, for you are not–you are a stubborn people.
Turn us again to yourself, O LORD God Almighty. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
I will cleanse away their sins against me, and I will forgive all their sins of rebellion. Then this city will bring me joy, glory, and honour before all the nations of the earth! The people of the world will see the good I do for my people and will tremble with awe!—And their motto will be “The LORD is our righteousness!”
And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is my blood, poured out for many, sealing the covenant between God and his people.”—He gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing what is right.
Sing praises to God, our strength!—Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness—May He be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever through endless ages. Amen.
Gen.32:10NLT; Deut.9:4,5,6NLT; Ps.80:19NLT; Jer.33:9,16NLT; Mark 14:23,24NLT; Titus 2:14NLT; Ps.81:1NLT; Ps.115:1NLT; Eph.3:21NLT
All we are and all we have and all that we enjoy is from God, not because we are so incredible, but because He is! Lest we mistake ourselves as being the center of the universe, Scripture reminds us from start to finish that all of the credit for anything we have is God’s, for His great glory. This is the tesimony of the church that will bring Him praise through all eternity–God is great and we belong to Him!